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Summer Camp Update

June 4, 2020

We are planning on having camp at BNC this summer—we're just not sure yet when it will begin. In the last two weeks, we received recommendations from the CDC and from the American Camping Association (ACA) on running a safe camp. With the state regulations for reopening camp available as of June 1, we are currently examining our camp policies and procedures and modifying them to meet or exceed these recommendations.

We will send out a handbook of our updated policies and procedures that will include the modifications Mass Audubon camps will be taking to adhere to the ACA, CDC, and Massachusetts Department of Public Health guidelines.

Due to the capacity restrictions put in place by the state to limit the spread of COVID-19, our camp sessions for 2020 are currently waitlisted. You may fill out the waitlist form online to be added to the waitlist, or contact the camp director at bnccamp@massaudubon.org for more information.

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Boston Nature Center Summer Camp in Mattapan and West Roxbury combine outdoor exploration, hands-on activities, and science education, helping campers to grow and connect with the world around them. Our caring and experienced camp staff work hard to create a safe and inclusive atmosphere for all children. Set amidst acres of beautiful habitat, our camps provide a unique nature experience in the middle of the city!


Boston Nature Center (Mattapan)

Whether hiking in the woods or bird watching in the meadow, campers ages 5–15 have fun while learning about nature! We offer weekly sessions at our Boston Nature Center (BNC) site in Mattapan, which features acres of a beautiful wildlife sanctuary that provides a unique nature experience for the urban explorer. Learn more >

The Roxbury Latin School (West Roxbury) 

This location is closed for 2020.

We offer weekly sessions for campers ages 5–13 at our West Roxbury site. When not outside discovering vernal pools or playing on one of eight athletic fields, campers have access to art and science labs, a full gym, a beautiful auditorium, and more. Learn more >

What Others are Saying . . .

"What did my child like best about camp? EVERYTHING!!!! She said she'd like to go back for 100 weeks next year. She liked the nature nook, songs, outside time, and arts and crafts."

"I can't say enough about how much my child and I love BNC. It's the most supportive, accepting, educational, and FUN camp experience ever! Highly, highly recommend."

"Seriously, this camp just was the best. It way exceeded any expectations we had and our son already said he wants to go back every year until he can be a counselor."

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